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1) The Tamil Nadu government named senior IAS officer Rajeev Ranjan as Chief Secretary.

👉The Centre had  approved the repatriation of Mr. Ranjan to his parent cadre (Tamil Nadu) “on the request” of the State government.

👉Tamil Nadu CM :- Edappadi K. Palaniswami

👉Governor :- Banwarilal Purohit

👉Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai

👉Pallava temples at Mahabalipuram

👉Brihadeeswara Temple

2) The CSIR(Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and CMERI (Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute) has developed 1st Ever Waste-Water Treatment Technology which Purifies Waste Water for Irrigation/Farming Purposes.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research:-

👉Founder - Arcot Ramaswamy Mudaliar and Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar

👉Established - 26 September 1942

👉President - Prime Minister of India

👉Director General - Shekhar C. Mande

👉Parent institution - Ministry of Science & Technology

3) Textiles  Minister Smriti Irani has inaugurated the 8th India International Silk Fair on Virtual Portal. The fair is considered to be India’s biggest silk fair, being held under one roof on Indian Silk Export Promotion Council’s virtual platform.

4) India has announced a pledge of USD 150,000 to activities of the Peacebuilding Fund this year and said that 2021 provides the international community with an opportunity to look at peacebuilding in a more focused manner, especially in the context of the COVID pandemic.

5) Kunwar Manvendra Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP), former deputy chairman and executive chairman of the Legislative Council, has been made the pro-tem speaker of the Uttar Pardesh legislative council.

👉He was administered the oath of office by governor Anandiben Patel at Raj Bhavan.

Recent News - Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Chauri Chaura Centenary celebrations virtually in Uttar Pradesh.

👉 Chief minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the 24th edition of the Hunar Haat, a flagship programme of the ministry of minority affairs to promote indigenous handicraft and speciality products, at Awadh Shilpgram, Lucknow.

👉Recently, Uttar Pradesh government (UP) Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath launched a 3-week ong campaign namely “Kisan Kalyan Mission” for the state’s farmer welfare and to double their income.

6) Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) has developed the country's first indigenous machine pistol ASMI.

Defence Research and Development Organisation( DRDO) :-

👉 Founded - 1958

👉 HeadQuarter  - New Delhi

👉 Chairman - G. Satheesh Reddy

👉 Recent News - Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW)

7)Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and French Minister for Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili launched the Indo-French Year of the Environment, under which the two countries will engage in discussions on critical areas of collaboration relating to environment and allied areas

Ministry Of Environment, Forest And Climate Change :-

Founded: 1985

Headquarters: New Delhi

Cabinet Minister - Prakash Javadekar

Minister of State - Babul Supriyo

8) Telangana government has launched its own packaged drinking water 'Mission Bhagiratha'. The bottle contains regular piped drinking water and is supplied to all government offices at free of cost.

Telangana :-

👉CM - Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao

👉Governor of Telangana - Tamilisai Soundararajan (First Women Governor of Telangana)

9)The 16th edition of Indo-U.S. joint military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ will be held in Rajasthan between February 8 and 21.

👉The exercise near the India-Pakistan border aims at enhancing cooperation and interoperability between the two armies and will focus on counter-terrorism operations under the United Nations mandate.

Ministry of Defence :- 

Headquarters - New Delhi

Founded - 15 August 1947

👉Chief of Defence Staff (CDS):- General Bipin Rawat

👉Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) :- General Manoj Mukund Naravane

10) Ajay Singh was re-elected the president of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) in the elections held at Gurugram.

👉A. Singh defeated Maharashtra MLA Ashish Shelar.

11)"India 2030: The Rise of a Rajasic Nation" is a collection of essays authored by Gautam Chikermane.

12) Ayesha Aziz, a 25-year-old from Kashmir has become the youngest female pilot in the country. In 2011, Ayesha Aziz hade become the youngest Student pilot to get a license at the age of 15. She underwent training to fly a MIG-29 jet at Russia's Sokol airbase the following year

13) Uttar Pradesh will become the first state in the country to establish a leather park.

👉Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is likely to lay the foundation stone of the project soon.

Recent News - The justice delivery system is best in Maharashtra and worst in Uttar Pradesh, according to a report released by Tata Trusts.

👉PM Modi released the financial assistance of around Rs. 2,691 crores to over 6 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin.

14) Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has launched Vedhik Erudite Foundation’s ambitious scheme to provide free coaching for civil services and other competitive examinations to 10,000 meritorious but financially weak students across the State.

Kerala :-

Kerala: Periyar River

👉Kerala: Cherai Beach

👉Vallam Kali  boat race in Kerala.

👉Kerala: Idukki Dam on Periyar River

👉Kerala :- Pamba River

👉CM :- Pinarayi Vijayan

👉GOVERNOR :- Arif Mohammad Khan

15) By educating over 30,000 illiterates within five months under Padho Doon Badho Doon campaign, the Dehradun has became the first district in Uttarakhand to achieve the 100 percent literacy rate.

Uttarakhand CM :- Trivendra Singh Rawat

Governor :-  Baby Rani Maurya

👉Asan Conservation Reserve

👉Country's first moss garden

👉Country's first Pollinator Park

👉Integrated Model Agriculture Village Scheme

16) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed a tighter regulatory framework for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).

Reserve Bank of India:-

👉Headquarters:- Mumbai, Maharashtra,

👉Established:- 1 April 1935

👉Governor:- Shaktikanta Das

17) In the Global Climate Risk Index 2021, between 2000-2019 Puerto Rico, Myanmar and Haiti were the countries most affected by the impacts of weather events.

👉As per the index, India has been ranked 7th Global Climate Risk Report Index 2021.

18) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has launched Ayushman Bharat Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Swasthya Bima Yojana to provide free treatment to the poor of the state at government as well as private hospitals.

Recent News - The 16th edition of Indo-U.S. joint military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ will be held in Rajasthan between February 8 and 21.

Rajasthan:-

CM - Ashok Gehlot

Governor - Kalraj Mishra

👉Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal, Ranthambore National Park, City Palace, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Sariska National Park.

19) Ministry of Coal launched Single Window Clearance Portal, a unified platform that facilitates grant of clearances and approvals required for starting a coal mine in India.

👉Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah launched the portal in presence of Union Minister of Coal & Mines Shri Pralhad Joshi.

20) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the famous Toshali National Crafts Mela 2021.

👉Patnaik inaugurated the 15th edition of the mela, which is the biggest fair in the Eastern India.

👉Odisha CM - Naveen Patnaik

👉 Governor - Ganeshi Lal

👉Shree Jagannath Temple

👉Lingaraja Temple

👉Bramheswara Temple

👉Maa Samaleswari Temple

21)Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and French Minister for Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili launched the Indo-French Year of the Environment, under which the two countries will engage in discussions on critical areas of collaboration relating to environment and allied areas.

Ministry Of Environment, Forest And Climate Change :-

Founded: 1985

Headquarters: New Delhi

Cabinet Minister - Prakash Javadekar

Minister of State - Babul Supriyo

22) From modest beginnings in 1996, Aero India has come a long way to become Asia’s largest defence and aerospace air show over the years. In its 25th year, the government is using it to further geopolitical goals with strategic events.

👉For the first time, the 13th edition will see an Indian Ocean Region (IOR) defence minister’s conclave as India seeks a bigger role in this volatile hub of global geopolitical rivalry.

👉Bengaluru has hosted all 13 editions of the show.

Recent News - The Chief Minister of Karnataka, B.S. Yediyurappa launched "Krishi Sanjeevani Vans" in Bengaluru.

Karnataka:-

CM :- Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa

Governor :- Vajubhai Vala

Formation :- 1 November 1956

Language :- Kannada

Port :- New Mangalore Port

23) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully conducted the maiden test of the New Generation Akash missile (Akash-NG).

Defence Research and Development Organisation( DRDO) :-

👉 Founded - 1958

👉 HeadQuarter  - New Delhi

👉 Chairman - G. Satheesh Reddy

👉 Recent News - Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW)

24) Suresh Khatanhar has been named as the new Chairman of the Board of Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) Intech.

Industrial Development Bank of India :-

👉Founded - 1 July 1964

👉Founder - Government of India by an Act of Parliament

👉Headquarters - Mumbai, Maharashtra

👉Chairman - M. R. Kumar

👉MD & CEO - Rakesh Sharma

25) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the 'Asom Mala' programme in Dhekiajuli of Sonitpur district with an aim to boost the state's road infrastructure and contribute to the state's economic progress and improve connectivity.

👉PM Modi also laid the foundation stones of medical colleges and hospitals in Biswanath and Charaideo with an aim to boost Assam’s health infrastructure.

Recent News - Assam state government has decided to provide khadi shirts, and shawls and stoles made of ‘Eri silk’ to grade IV mployees of the state.

👉Assam - Bihu Festival

👉Assam CM - Sarbananda Sonowal

👉The Khasi and Jaintia Hills are a mountainous region that was mainly part of Assam and Meghalaya

26) The India-US joint military exercise "Yudh Abhyas 20" commenced in Mahajan Field Firing Range of Bikaner district in Rajasthan.

👉This is the 16th edition of annual bilateral joint exercise of both the armies. It will continue till the 21st of this month.

👉The previous version of the joint exercise was held at Seattle in the United States.

 

27) India's flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant on Monday won the ICC's inaugural Player of the Month award for his superlative performances in the two Tests against Australia in January.

28) Tennis legend Akhtar Ali, a father figure in Indian tennis, passed away following prolonged illness.

👉Akhtar was 81 and is survived by his son, current India Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali, and two daughters.

29) Denmark defeated Sweden 26–24 to win the title of the World Handball World Championships 2021. 

Denmark will now enter the Tokyo Olympics as champions.

30) The 14th International Children’s Film Festival of Bangladesh (ICFFB) came to an end in Dhaka. A total of 12 awards were presented to the winners at the concluding ceremony.

Bangladesh:-

👉Capital and largest city - Dhaka

👉President - Abdul Hameed

👉Prime Minister - Sheikh Hasina

👉 Ganga known as Padma

👉 Brahmaputra known as Jamuna

👉Ganga+Brahmaputra Delta - Meghna Delta

31) Union Minister of Health and Family welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan has inaugurated the 7th edition of 'MASCRADE 2021 - Movement against Smuggled & Counterfeit Trade'.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Founded :- 1976

HeadQuarter - New Delhi

Minister of Health and Family Welfare - Harsh Vardhan

Ministry of Science and Technology (India):-

👉Founded - May 1971

👉Headquarters - New Delhi

👉 Minister - Harsh Vardhan

👉 Minister of State - Y. S. Chowdary

32) Stardust 1.0 was launched from Loring Commerce Centre in Maine, US, a former military base, becoming the first commercial space launch powered by biofuel, which is non-toxic for the environment as opposed to traditionally used rocket fuels.

33) A maiden contingent of 34 CRPF women personnel has been inducted into its specialized jungle warfare commando force CoBRA.

recent News - Home Minister Amit Shah launched the 'Ayushman CAPF ' scheme for Central Armed Police Forces personnel and their families. The scheme was launched at the CRPF group centre in Guwahati.

34) The capital outlay for the armed forces was increased by nearly 19 per cent and a total of Rs 4.78 lakh crore was allocated for the defence Budget for 2021-22 as against Rs 4.71 lakh crore last year.

Ministry of Finance :-

Founded - 29 October 1946

Headquarters - New Delhi

Cabinet Minister - Nirmala Sitharaman

Minister of State - Anurag Thakur

👉Recent News - Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the Chennai Bench of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) through virtual mode .

35) The new scheme Ek Paudha Suposhit Beti Ke Naam has been initiated in Rajasthan to make people aware about the importance of nourishment of pregnant women and children.

Recent News :- Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has launched Ayushman Bharat Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Swasthya Bima Yojana to provide free treatment to the poor of the state at government as well as private hospitals.

👉The India-US joint military exercise "Yudh Abhyas 20" commenced in Mahajan Field Firing Range of Bikaner district in Rajasthan.

👉CM - Ashok Gehlot

Governor - Kalraj Mishra

36) The inaugural function of the 2nd CCTNS Hackathon and Cyber Challenge 2020-21 of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) was held in New Delhi.  👉The Union Home Secretary presided over the function.

👉The Mobile App:- “Locate Nearest Police Station” was also launched at the function.This App will help various users including women commuters, interstate travelers, domestic and foreign tourists etc.

National Crime Records Bureau :-

👉Founded - 11 March 1986

👉Headquarters - Delhi

👉Agency executive - Ramphal Pawar, IPS, Director

👉Parent department - Ministry of Home Affairs

37) India’s first ‘amputee clinic’ has been launched by Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.

👉Chandigarh was designed by the Swiss-French modernist architect, Le Corbusier.

👉Sukhna Lake

👉Iskcon Temple

👉Terraced Garden

👉Le Corbusier Center

38) Meghalaya has selected for a Special Award for Information Technology applications in Elections by the Election Commission of India, in the National Best Electoral Practices Awards-2020.

Recent News :-

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma inaugurated India’s longest road arch bridge, the Wahrew Bridge at Sohbar in East Khasi Hills district.

Meghalaya :-

👉Governor - Satya Pal Malik

👉Umiam Lake

👉Nartiang Durga Temple

👉Khasi, Garo and Jaintia hills

39) First dedicated Wetland Conservation and Management Centre under MoEFCC set up in Chennai.

👉India currently has 42 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites). This is the highest in South Asia.

40) Karuna Sagar, a 1991 batch IPS officer of the TN cadre, has bagged the prestigious Bharat Gaurav Award for the year 2020 under the public service category.

👉The award ceremony, held at the national capital, was presided over by Union Minister Mansukh L Mandaviya and Minister of State Faggan Singh Kulaste

 

41) To provide basic diagnostic facilities to the poor for free, the government has launched pathology laboratories in Telangana, called mini-hubs, in Hyderabad.

Telangana :-

👉CM - Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao

👉Governor of Telangana - Tamilisai Soundararajan (First Women Governor of Telangana)

42) President Ram Nath Kovind launched the pulse polio programme for 2021 by administering polio drops to children less than five years of age at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

43) Preliminary surveys have shown presence of lithium deposits of 1,600 tonnes in Mandya district of Karnataka.

👉The survey was done on surface and limited subsurface in the pegmatites of Marlagalla - Allapatna area by Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), a constituent unit of Department of Atomic Energy.

Karnataka:-

CM :- Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa

Governor :- Vajubhai Vala

Formation :- 1 November 1956

Language :- Kannada

Port :- New Mangalore Port

44) CBI Additional Director Praveen Sinha, a 1988-batch Gujarat cadre IPS, has been appointed acting chief of the agency till a decision on a new director is taken to succeed Rishi Kumar Shukla who retired after a two-year fixed stint.

👉The CBI headquarter is located in CGO Complex, near Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

👉Formed - 1942 as the Special Police Establishment

👉Headquarters - New Delhi, India

👉Motto - Industry, Impartiality, Integrity

45) Cipla Limited referred to as “Cipla” announced the launch of its book ‘Caring For Life: The Cipla Story Since 1935’.

Cipla  Limited :-

Founded - 1935

Founder - Khwaja Abdul Hamied

Headquarters - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 

46) Goa government signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to establish a Model Career Centre (MCC) at Goa. This MoU is signed with a motive to find suitable employment & livelihood for the youth.

Goa Recent News :-

Recently, India flagged off the 40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (40-ISEA) from the  ormugao Port, Goa by the Ministry of Earth Science.

👉Goa CM - Pramod Pandurang Sawant

👉Goa Governor - Bhagat Singh Koshyari

47) Odisha's Balasore will get the country's first thunderstorm research testbed. The objective of setting up the thunderstorm testbed is to minimalise human fatalities and loss of property due to lightning strikes.

👉the thunderstorm the testbed will be established in a collaboration between the Ministry of Earth Sciences, IMD, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Defence Research and Development Organisation( DRDO) :-

👉 Founded - 1958

👉 HeadQuarter  - New Delhi

👉 Chairman - G. Satheesh Reddy

👉 Recent News - Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW)

ISRO :-

Formed :- 15 August 1969

Headquarter :-  Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Chairman :- Kailasavadivoo Sivan

48) Union Environment Ministry approved the Lakhwar electricity project on Yamuna river. Apart from electricity generation, six states will also get irrigation and pure drinking water from this project. Its construction will provide 330 metric cusec meters of additional water.

Ministry Of Environment, Forest And Climate Change :-

Founded: 1985

Headquarters: New Delhi

Cabinet Minister - Prakash Javadekar

Minister of State - Babul Supriyo

49) The 1st meeting of the Joint Working Group in the field of Renewable Energy between India and the Kingdom of Bahrain held in virtual format. Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, President of Sustainable Energy Authority led the Bahraini delegation.

50) The third Bangladesh Film Festival 2021 opened in Kolkata. Information Minister of Bangladesh Dr. Hasan Mahmud inaugurated the festival as Chief Guest. Minister for Science and Technology, government of West Bengal Bratya Basu and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla joined the festival as the guest of honour.

Bangladesh:-

👉Capital and largest city:- Dhaka

President :- Abdul Hamid

Prime Minister :- Sheikh Hasina

West Bengal :-

👉CM - Mamata Banerjee

👉GOVERNOR - Jagdeep Dhankhar

👉Folk Dances - Lathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Chhau, Santhali Dance

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